hiya jamie, well done for the weekend.
blue euph said:I did play on a coutois euph. for a few years in college. It might of been just the euph. I had, but it sure had an annoying buzzing, ringing sound which was auditable in the audience. Each time I brought the horn into the music repairman, he didn't notice the sound told me to the effect, each horn does have a certain buzz to it and probally wouldn't be noticed which with the euph, was bs. The intonation on that horn was a funky esp. playing in Ab and Eb flat (concert pitch) major though I will say the A was well in tune and actually was a bit in the sharp side of things. That horn was heavy and was a hog for air. When I tried and eventually bought the besson euph. , I felt despite a couple of grumbles intonation wise (the famous Eb, E natual, F) that the besson, I felt besson are better euphs and again my euph. was made 1972 so it may have something to do it.
I'm interested in reading other comments about the prestiage vs the maestro, good topic.